Coal Exports / Imports
In 2004, the U.S. exported 45.5 million tons of coal. U.S. coal exports in 2004 were down by 67 million tons from the record high of 112.5 million tons in 1981. U.S. coal imports totaled 27.3 million tons in 2004. U.S. imports have steadily increased from the 1.04 million tons in 1981.
Kentucky’s 2004 exports of 3.0 million tons were 6.6% of total U.S. exports. Kentucky exported coal to 4 foreign countries during 2004 at an estimated value of $162.3 million. The four foreign countries were Canada, Italy, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
*NOTE: Includes utility and non-utility plants. N/A: Not Available.
Source: U.S. DOE Energy Information Administration, Petroleum Coke Tables, Electric Power Monthly, Cost & Quality, 2004.
U.S. Coal Imports*
*NOTE: Includes China, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.